The Beekeeper

Jars of honey are superimposed on a festive Christmas lunch

Gift idea for Christmas? Australian Honey of course!

What’s a gift for people you can guarantee will not be wasted? Pure Australian honey direct from the NSW bush, that’s what!

If you’ve been wondering what to get for the office Christmas Kris Kringle, for family, friends, or even a gift for your child’s teacher, honey – especially when it’s direct from The BeeKeeper®, is a great gift solution for even the fussiest of recipients. And for the crafters, we also have beautiful pure beeswax.

As we dive into the festive season, finding that perfect gift can sometimes feel as tricky as navigating a Westfield carpark, but fear not, our bees have been busy and we’ve been bottling up some delicious harvests this year (and even some premium, highly active Australian Manuka) and they’ll make the perfect gifts for family, friends, colleagues and even your children’s teachers.

Here’s why honey makes for a thoughtful, useful Christmas gift.

Mindful Gifting: You can get much further than a world of mass-produced goods made by anonymous workers, than you can when it comes to a jar of honey from The Beekeeper®. Our small team cares for the bees, harvests the honey AND packages it too. We know where our hives have been, what trees were flowering and are about to flower, and all the ups and downs of weather events. We’re out and about in the Australian bush nearly every day – this is a gift of nature in a bottle!

Deliciously Versatile: Natural honey is a kitchen star. Honey can be used in sweet and savoury recipes, as a topping, in beverages—basically, it’s the gift that keeps on giving, taste-wise and will keep the hungry hoardes happy over the Summer period (drizzled on pancakes, in Asian dishes, honeycomb on a cheeseboard, to sweeten tea and so much more!). Our creamed honey is a family favourite too!

You’re giving the gift of health: Not only does our honey taste amazing, but it’s also packed with antioxidants and has antibacterial properties. Our locally grown, harvested and bottled Australian Manuka is especially fabulous for health and wellbeing.

Different Flavours to Drizzle: Honey is a gift that showcases the unique floral diversity of the different forests/flowers where our bees have been active. It’s a true taste of and connection to the land!

Environmentally Friendly: Why give a Christmas gift that will end up as trash? Choosing Australian honey (not the imported or blended stuff!) as your gift of choice is environmentally friendly, ethical and the jars can be refilled, reused or recycled. By choosing natural honey over some other manufactured gift, you’re also helping the environment thrive and ensure pollination of forests for other Australian wildlife.

Gifts for All Tastes: From the mild sweetness of yellow box honey, the summer herbal tones of ironbark right through to the robust flavour of stringy bark there’s a variety to suit every palate and kitchen use.

DIY Gift Ideas: Get creative! Pair honey with teas, crackers, or even artisanal cheeses for a delightful homemade gift basket. You can even pop some of our beeswax in the pack if you have a crafty friend who likes to make beeswax candles, beeswax food wraps, furniture polish, encaustic artworks and more.

Christmas Culinary Inspiration: For the foodies in your life, honey can spark culinary creativity. It’s not just a sweetener; it can be the secret ingredient in glazes, dressings, and marinades.

Do you need any more reasons to buy honey as your Christmas gifts this year? Hopefully not! You can order our honey online for delivery, ask your local store to become a supplier, or pick our honey up from various stores and at the Port Central Markets in Port Macquarie.

Here’s wishing you a wonderful end of 2023! Thanks for your support of our family company and team. Appreciate it! 

nb: this blog post first appeared on our Buy Manuka Honey website.